Afternoon run with a black Commando

Mrs Tarsnakes & I hooked up with my mate Steve for a quick run up to Forrest for a coffee and check out the West Barwon Dam.

The Black Commando

D & J. Steve suggested that he should take some shots of us – thanks mate!

All up a great afternoon’s riding. Great to catch up with Steve and get a ride in as well.

Perfect Autumn day

Had a brilliant day out riding with Marty. A far cry from last Saturday’s biblical storms. We did the usual loop thru the Otways.

Always good to chat to Paul and Maree at the Gellibrand store. They recently did a trip around Tassie two up on their KTM.

While stopped at Gellibrand for a drink and chat,  a guy from Cairns, (far north Queensland) pulled in on his well travelled Moto Guzzi Breva.

Caught in the tail of Melbourne’s storm

 Mrs Tarsnakes & I went for a short ride to Forrest (Vic) yesterday. As we finished our drinks the sky grew black and we decided to head for home pronto. “Looks like the calm before the storm” I said as we geared up.

We barely made it out of the township and down came the rain. It was quite tropical in all, pelting rain but quite warm at about 25C. We were caught out without our wet weather gear (long time since that’s happended!) so just had to keep going as it was obvious that it wouldn’t let up. We saw some cruisers and a Ducati pulled up under tree donning their wet weather gear, a risky strategy given the lightening about!

It seems that were were on the tail end of a massive storm that hit Melbourne and caused havoc in the city.

Words, pics & video here from The Age newspaper.